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by John2
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: James 1.1 and 2.1.
Replies: 155
Views: 22860

Re: James 1.1 and 2.1.

Here is how Evans puts it in another book: The parallels [between Jesus and 4Q525] are impressive, but important differences exist as well. The greatest difference is in the perspective of Jesus and the Essene author ... We have seen striking similarities between the DSS and things said by and of Je...
by John2
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: James 1.1 and 2.1.
Replies: 155
Views: 22860

Re: James 1.1 and 2.1.

Ben wrote (though it was all well said; and Evans also notes the difference between "blessing the person who asks ... and guaranteeing a positive result for the person who asks"): I am totally on board with the milieu of the DSS lying behind early Christianity; but it is not identical to early Chris...
by John2
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: James 1.1 and 2.1.
Replies: 155
Views: 22860

Re: James 1.1 and 2.1.

I don't think Matthew (and Jesus) and James are necessarily dependent on 4Q525, but I see them all as emanating from a Fourth Philosophic milieu. In other words, I think they all "talk the same talk" for that reason, not because Matthew (and Jesus) and James necessarily knew 4Q525.
by John2
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: James 1.1 and 2.1.
Replies: 155
Views: 22860

Re: James 1.1 and 2.1.

Secret Alias wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:53 pm
What about the old commercial "You asked for it, you got it, Toyota."

Is it as old as the first century CE and from Israel though?
by John2
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: James 1.1 and 2.1.
Replies: 155
Views: 22860

Re: James 1.1 and 2.1.

Evans has the same article in another book that I can see more of on Google books and he goes on to say something interesting about James and 4Q525 (on page 143): It is also of interest to note that there are parallels with the Jacobean tradition (itself recognized to have many affinities with the S...
by John2
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: James 1.1 and 2.1.
Replies: 155
Views: 22860

Re: James 1.1 and 2.1.

Out of curiosity, is there anything in the Dead Sea scrolls or similar Jewish texts that resembles the injunction to ask and receive? Evans compares what Jesus says in Matthew, including 7:7-8, with 4Q525 in Studying the Historical Jesus: Evaluations of the State of Current Research : Blessed are t...
by John2
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: James 1.1 and 2.1.
Replies: 155
Views: 22860

Re: James 1.1 and 2.1.

Ben wrote: James 4.3 certainly looks like a reaction to Matthew 7.7-8 = Luke 11.9-10, and not the other way around. It sounds like Matthew 7.7-8 = Luke 11.9-10 was written or spoken first; then people tried to follow its simple principle, and that principle failed (because that is not how life work...
by John2
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: James 1.1 and 2.1.
Replies: 155
Views: 22860

Re: James 1.1 and 2.1.

Ben wrote: James 4.3 certainly looks like a reaction to Matthew 7.7-8 = Luke 11.9-10, and not the other way around. It sounds like Matthew 7.7-8 = Luke 11.9-10 was written or spoken first; then people tried to follow its simple principle, and that principle failed (because that is not how life works...
by John2
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If the Testimonium Flavianum is partially genuine, then Jesus didn't exist
Replies: 85
Views: 2150

Re: If the Testimonium Flavianum is partially genuine, then Jesus didn't exist

Giuseppe wrote: Paul is silent about Jesus. The his silence about Jesus is so intrinsic to it, and any your presumed historicist proof text is neutralized by (or even better explained by) a mythicist interpretation of the same, that the only logical conclusion is that Jesus didn't exist. While I gat...
by John2
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Grateful Dead
Replies: 91
Views: 84346

Re: Grateful Dead

And while I'm here (again), I came across this video from 1989 the other day and I've never seen Jerry look so happy. I can see how this energy carried over to those Alpine Valley shows two weeks later (and Bobby's got his short shorts on). "Whistle through your teeth and spit 'cause it's alright." ...